''It's not that I don't like people, I just love frogs more'' - Matt Ellerbeck
Matt Ellerbeck has always loved frogs. Some of his earliest memories are of looking for frogs at his grandparents' cottage during the summer. This interest in frogs eventually lead Matt to become a passionate Frog Advocate and Conservationist, who runs the frog preservation initiative Save All Frogs.
He has been described by the Frontenac News as the ''champion of creatures great yet small. He is someone who has always loved frogs.''
Matt's articles/work on frog conservation have been featured by the Toronto Zoo's Adopt-A-Pond Program, the Quinte Conservation Authority, the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network, the Amphibian Survival Alliance, AllCreatures.org, the Friends of Kingston Inner Harbor and more!
He has also provided frog conservation strategies for many of the Conservation Authorities across Ontario.
Additionally, Matt is involved with frog monitoring efforts, and has observed 100’s of frogs in their natural habitats.
He has lectured on conservation at some of Ontario’s most prestigious educational institutes, including Queen’s University, Trent University, and King’s Town Private School. His work in amphibian conservation earned him the Cataraqui Conservation Foundation’s Education Award.